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September 9, 2011
Maryam Namazie’s Australian tour in the last week of August 2011 was a huge success, attracting a high media profile and hundreds who attended her various speaking engagements, which included a fundraising dinner in Sydney, a talk at the Wheeler Centre organised by Melbourne PEN and WISA, a talk at Melbourne Free University's open discussion space, a talk at University of Western Sydney Open forum with award winning author Hanifa Deen providing commentary, and a talk organised by the NSW Humanists.
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August 31, 2011
Lloyd Newson’s latest work, Can We Talk About This? deals with freedom of speech, censorship and Islam. The production premiered in August 2011 at Sydney Opera House, and will be followed by an international tour. From the 1989 book burnings of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, to the murder of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh and […]
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August 9, 2011
CEMB responds to refusal of charity status and Charities Commission if restrictions are for secular and atheist groups and not religious ones: Download: (PDF / Word)
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August 9, 2011
Below is a letter sent from the Charity Commission giving reasons for their refusal of CEMB's request for charitable status: Download: (PDF / Word)
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February 17, 2011
Channel 4’s Dispatches: Lessons in Hate and Violence on Islamic schools in Britain confirms the urgency of addressing the question of faith schools. Whilst the teachings of hatred in these schools are not surprising, it is nothing short of scandalous that vulnerable children are left to the mercy of Islamists despite years of evidence of […]
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January 21, 2011
Emergency Call The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) needs your support! An ex-Muslim from Birmingham writes: “I’ve discarded Islam and I want to be with others like me in the effort to break the taboo associated with leaving Islam. This organisation is significant because it represents one of the most difficult things I must […]
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January 20, 2011
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain considers Baroness Warsi’s recent comments about Islamophobia as an attempt to stigmatise critical scrutiny of Islam and stifle genuine debate. All religions should be scrutinised and do not deserve special treatment over any other beliefs, ideas or philosophies. Of course the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain strongly condemns all […]
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December 12, 2010
The conference condemns the charges of blasphemy and insulting Islam against Asia Bibi in Pakistan, of criticising religions and promoting atheism against Waleed Al-Husseni by the Palestinian authority, of apostasy against Syed Mosa in Afghanistan and in Iran sentences of death for charges of moharebeh (enmity against God) against at least 10 people. Criticising religion […]
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December 12, 2010
Video footage from the event. To mark International Human Rights Day on December 11th, One Law for All held an all day conference on Apostasy, Sharia Law and Human Rights at Conway Hall, London. As well as discussions on multiculturalism and its pitfalls, the challenges for ex-Muslims and apostates both within and outside of Europe, […]
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November 13, 2010
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain unequivocally condemns the death sentence passed by Pakistan on a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, a 45-year-old mother-of-five for what they claim to be blasphemy against Islam. Regardless of whether the charge has any truth to it or not, criticising religion is not a crime let alone worthy of the […]
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